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5 Toxic Stocks You Should Sell in April


Last up is Lowe's (LOW - Get Report), another big-name stock that's looking "toppy" right now. Lowe's has been riding a rising tide of sentiment for anything related to building -- and as the nation's number-two home improvement retailer, the 20% rally that shares have seen in the last year has been deserved. But a double top pattern in shares makes it look like the uptrend could be coming to an end -- at least temporarily.

The double top is a setup that's formed by two swing highs that hit their heads at approximately the same price level. The sell signal comes on a breakdown below the near-term support level for shares, currently right at $36. If shares slip below that price, we've got a sell signal for shares.

I still think that building stocks look attractive right now -- and in fact, top rival Home Depot (HD) isn't looking toxic in April. But it's important to remember that you can't fight the tape, and Lowe's is showing traders some bearish price action right now.

To see this week's trades in action, check out the Technical Setups for the Week portfolio on Stockpickr.

-- Written by Jonas Elmerraji in Baltimore.


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At the time of publication, author had no positions in stocks mentioned.

Jonas Elmerraji, CMT, is a senior market analyst at Agora Financial in Baltimore and a contributor to
TheStreet . Before that, he managed a portfolio of stocks for an investment advisory returned 15% in 2008. He has been featured in Forbes , Investor's Business Daily , and on Jonas holds a degree in financial economics from UMBC and the Chartered Market Technician designation.
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